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Top 5 Benefits of Pilates

Posted by Elizabeth Hughes on 12 November 2020
Top 5 Benefits of Pilates

If you've been online or near a gym lately you've probably heard someone talking about Pilates. Although it has become incredibly popular in recent years, Pilates actually dates back to the early 20th century. 

What is Pilates?

Pilates is a low-impact form of exercise that focuses on improving postural alignment, core strength, and muscle balance. Although it may look like easy stretches, Pilates should definitely feel like a workout.

Even though Pilates is a low-impact workout, we require you to have at least one assessment session (one on one) with a Physiotherapist before taking part in a class. We offer general classes, as well as tailored pre and post-natal classes. We also offer rehabilitation Pilates which acts as the perfect progression after Physiotherapy treatment. * We hope to relaunch classes in December, Covid permitting.

Pilates exercises are designed to give you better functional control with all your day-to-day activities, and the exercise has a whole range of benefits. 

The benefits

  1. Pilates improves your flexibility. Pilates moves are designed to help you (safely) increase the length and stretchability of your muscles.
  2. Pilates makes you stronger. Many Pilates moves require you to work your core (your back, abdomen, and pelvic floor). Not only will this have you looking lean, but having a strong core allows the rest of your body to relax (preventing strains and injuries).
  3. Pilates improves your posture. Pilates focuses on the alignment of our bodies and will improve posture through alignment and core strengthening.
  4. Pilates increases your energy levels. As with all exercise, Pilates will increase your energy levels by getting your breath and circulation moving. Pilates can also improve our mind-body connection, with Joseph Pilates (the creator of this exercise form) saying that Pilates encourages "the complete coordination of body, mind, and spirit".
  5. Pilates promotes weight loss. Unlike other exercises that target certain parts of your body, Pilates takes a holistic approach and works on strengthening your entire body. Practicing Pilates will make you leaner, stronger, and will improve your overall fitness level and appearance. 

Pilates is a holistic, low-impact form of exercise that will improve your flexibility, make you stronger, and improve your posture. You'll also see changes in your physical appearance, as well as your mental wellbeing and overall energy levels.

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Elizabeth HughesAuthor: Elizabeth Hughes
About: Exercise Physiologist
Tags: Exercise Physiology Newcastle Pilates Classes Newcastle rehab Post Natal Pilates Newcastle exercise for the aging mobility newcastle

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